A specialized business platform called Procurement Networking that aims to develop direct contacts between manufacturers of fish products and retailers will be organized for the first time at the Seafood Expo, which will be held in tandem with the 2nd Global Fishery Forum in St. Petersburg.
Experts on fish and seafood procurements from such retail companies as Х5 Retail Group (Pyaterochka, Perekrestok, Karusel), Lenta, Metro, VkusVill, Azbuka Vkusa, Diksi, LAND, Begemot, Rybset, and Chitinka, among others, will take part in Procurement Networking.
This platform will provide Seafood Expo participants with all the information they need about cooperation terms and conditions, procurement policy and supply requirements for retail networks in a face-to-face environment, which will help to establish business contacts between fishery producers and retail representatives and will provide an impetus for a new partnership.
The flagship of Procurement Networking will be the retail chain Lenta, which will also present its booth at the expo with a vast assortment of fresh and frozen fish and seafood. Lenta has extensive experience working with Russian suppliers: the company purchases about 80% of its fresh fish from fishermen in the Far East and Murmansk.
For retail networks, the top priority is to build long-term relationships with food suppliers and minimize the supply chain between the production site and the store shelves as much as possible, so retailers are interested in working with Russian fish product suppliers and are ready to jointly address topical issues.
Procurement Networking is being organized by the expo operator Expo Solutions Group with the support of the administration of St. Petersburg, the Fish Union, and the Union of Independent Networks of Russia.
The promotion of domestic fish products and cooperation with retailers will also be broadly discussed during the Forum’s extensive business programme.
The 2nd Global Fishery Forum and Seafood Expo will take place in St. Petersburg on 13-15 September at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event is being organized by the Federal Agency for Fishery and the Roscongress Foundation is the operator of the forum.
The business programme of the Global Fishery Forum 2018 is available on the Forum’s official website: fishexpoforum.com